Daily Archives: 10/10/2013

The College Decision: The Appeal of the Liberal Arts

Jared Thompson – Cento Writer A college of 1,375 students in a city of 16,000. Not a metropolis filled with thousands of students and hundreds of businesses designed to cater to them, but a modest town, rich in historical and educational importance. Regardless of our opinions on urban versus rural living, we were all attracted here…

Centre’s Adaptability: New Library Furniture

Laura Humble – Staff Writer One of the best characteristics of Centre College is its ability to change in new and exciting ways from year to year. Perhaps one of the most significant, and possibly most subtle, changes on campus this year has been in the library. These past several months, the library staff has…

The Gray Area: The Things We Say and the Things We Mean

Gray Whitsett – Columnist We live in an age in which the politically correct is all the rage. Every name has four others, each less offensive than the last, and pundits, academics, intellectuals, and sensitive mothers bicker and quarrel over which is best, which is worst, and which is downright ugly. It seems that every…

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SGA has 99 Problems, and they’re all Elections

Mason McClay–Cento Writer Finally entering the college atmosphere has provoked several speculations to swirl amidst my cluttered mind, but no other consideration has been as important as the following: What activity will allow me to feel the most sophisticated? After a short conversation with sophomore Gray Whitsett, it became clear to me that nothing other…

How Strategic is the Strategic Plan?

Editorial Board Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento. In an attempt to define the future direction of the College, the Strategic Plan is published…

The Advantages and Benefits of Global Citizenship

Irini Brom – Cento Writer Is it important to learn about other countries? If I’m a United States citizen, do I need to know why South America is the way it is? Or why Europeans value certain ideologies and not others? Director of International Programs Milton Reigelman and Chair of the International Studies Program Lori Hartmann-Mahumud would…

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International Students Make Transition to Life at Centre

Mary Burger – Staff Writer The current first-year class is proudly being proclaimed as the largest and most diverse yet to arrive on Centre’s campus. The college welcomed 378 new students this year, increasing enrollment to 1,375. But a lesser-known number is the amount of international students who arrived on campus. This year, Centre welcomed 27…

Global Glimpse: A look at Current World Events

Audrey Jenkins – Staff Writer llendale, Michigan: Grand Valley State University removes campus wrecking ball in light of recent imitations of pop star Miley Cyrus’ explicit music video, “Wrecking Ball.” “We’ve became concerned…from a safety standpoint… Also, the structural integrity….So we’ve elected to remove the ball for now,” a Grand Valley college official said in…

New Rotary Scholarship

John Wyatt – Staff Writer One of Centre’s biggest values is the idea of studying abroad. This is evident in the high percentage of students that study abroad at least once during their time at Centre College. Nearly 85% of students spend either a semester in popular locations such as Strasbourg, France, London, England, or…

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